FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One by one, jurors answered Judge Robert A. Rosenberg when he asked whether serving a trial of four to five weeks would be a hardship. Chemelle Charles, a nurse, said it definitely would: “I’m the only one working in my house right now.”

Ms. Charles’s husband, a lumberyard employee, was laid off in July, she said. On that recent morning, Judge Rosenberg dismissed Ms. Charles, along with more than half of the 80 potential jurors he interviewed, many of them for similar reasons.

Few people like jury duty. But for many people squeezed by the recession, a jury summons holds a new fear: financial ruin.

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Source ::: The Peninsula by Bobbit Mariano

Doha: Two well-known singers from the Philippines yesterday hailed thousands of overseas Filipino workers in Qatar for making ‘sacrifices’ to support their families back home while working in the Middle East.

Singer-songwriter, Yeng Constantino and Billy Crawford in an interview with The Peninsula, said Filipino workers are special for them, adding that they will make their lives here a little bit easier through their musical performances.

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Tagalog Interpreter is now on Facebook. To post comments, suggestions, or to hire a professional interpreter, go to Facebook.

In the early years of the Web, nearly all of its content appeared in English. But that is changing quickly. Today, articles on Wikipedia are available in more than 200 languages, for example. And about 36 percent of the seven million blogs running on WordPress, a free software platform, are in languages other than English, according to the founder Matt Mullenweg.

Such changes create a challenge, says Ethan Zuckerman, a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. “We are all experiencing a smaller Internet than we should be,” he said. “In the user-created Web, we’ve created a weird dynamic where there is more out there every day — some of it important — but each person can individually read less of it because it’s in multiple languages.”

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A man facing federal drug charges has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methemphetamine hydrochloride, the drug also known as “ice.” Felicisimo G. Castillo changed his plea to guilty yesterday before District Court of Guam Magistrate Judge Joaquin Manibusan. Castillo, Arthur Sherry, Robert Sherry, Danvic M. Samson and Lydia Brooks were indicted in District Court in March on a charge of conspiracy to distribute ice and a forfeiture allegation.

The five defendants all signed plea agreements. Last week, Arthur Sherry, Robert Sherry, Samson and Brooks pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge. Castillo was scheduled to change his plea on Monday, but the hearing was continued because a Tagalog interpreter wasn’t available to translate for him.

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